New Meetup: July 05- A nice spring paddle on Lake Union

From: Saul_K
Sent on: Saturday, July 4, 2009 2:19 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!
With the cancellation of our Blake Island trip, we'll be doing a an afternoon paddle on Lake Union instead.

What: July 05- A nice spring paddle on Lake Union

When: July 5,[masked]:00 PM

Montlake Playfield
1600 E. Calhoun St.
Seattle, WA 98112

The weather is nice and spring is in the air, so let's meet for a spring paddle on Lake Union. We?ll meet at Montlake Playfield at 4pm for a 1 to 2 hour paddle amongst the house boats. Afterwards we can find a place to get food and drinks.

We'll have loaner kayaks replete with life jackets and paddles for about 10 people. I will bump up the RSVP count to allow anyone who is bringing their own kayak to join us. I am cross posting this to three other groups as well. Seattle Outdoor Adventures, Seattle Get Up and Get Out, Human Powered Touring, so if it's full and you want a spot, you can RSVP on one of those.

I could use help loading boats at about 3:00 at my house so email me [address removed] or call my cell[masked] if you can help.

So far I am bringing kayaks for the following people - if you need to borrow and don't see your name on the list - add "need to borrow" to your RSVP and make sure your RSVP is a "Yes". Here are the boat assignments so far. I did not assign any kayaks to Maybe's. I still have 3 kayaks left, so if you're a maybe and you need to borrow then you need to change your RSVP ASAP. You also need to show up otherwise you can't borrow a boat from me in the future.

Saul - Orange Necky Tesla
Larissa - White Necky Nootka Tandem
Mary - - White Necky Nootka Tandem
Jimmy - Purple Necky Tofino Tandem
Stephanie - Purple Necky Tofino Tandem
Beef - Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem
Janet Goh- Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem
Jo - NWK - Discover
Fay - Easy Rider - Beluga Tandem
Ms Vicky Bee - Easy Rider Beluga Tandem
Christine N - Necky Arluk
Lora - NWK - Seascape Tandem
Nathalie - - NWK - Seascape Tandem

Rating: This trip is rated ?protected? or SK1.

What to bring:
What to bring:
o Prepare to get wet, You might want to bring a towel and change of clothes.
o Water bottle. There's water and restrooms at the park.
o Refreshments and snacks for afterwards
o Your sense of adventure and fun
  • Lights - at least one white light e.g. headlamp (not a strobe or flashing light) to be mounted on the kayak on worn on the person. Cyalume lights work great because they still work when wet. Fasten them to your kayak with duct tape.
  • Perhaps a power bar or dried figs to munch on.
  • Sense of Humor and fun.

    Directions to the meeting place:
    From 520 Eastbound take the Montlake Blvd exit and Turn right onto E Montlake Pl E and onto 24th street going south. Turn right at E Lynn St and after about half a mile turn right at 16th Ave E.

    From 520 Westbound take the Lake Washingtom Blvd exit and turn left at the end of the ramp heading towards the Arboretum. Turn right at Boyer Ave E. Cross 24th street and carry on to 16th Ave E, which is a slight right turn. Follow this into the parking lot.

    If you decide not to show up, please email me, or change your RSVP or even phone me at least 3 hours before the launch. No shows for borrowed boats are a headache since that means we delay launch while someone drives the empty boat(s) back to my house - can't leave them on the trailer or they may find a new home while we're out paddling, and towing empty boats while we paddle isn't that much fun.

    I'm sure all of you will have a fun paddle.



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